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Major News and Events of 02 June 2014

What Happened on 02 June 2014

80% government primary schools in Bihar do not have headmasters

Approximately 60,000 out of 73,000 government primary schools, mostly in rural areas, in Bihar are without a "proper" headmaster. As per media reports, instead of promoting the senior teachers, they are made the in-charge of these schools to handle the responsibilities on a temporary basis. The reason for not promoting them is their lack of educational qualifications and their inability to fulfill the criteria laid down by the government to become a headmaster. Amarjit Sinha, principal secretary at the education department said that the government is putting efforts to speed up the process of appointing and promoting headmasters in primary schools.

BJP leader Tapan Sikdar died of cardiac arrest

BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar died of cardiac arrest at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS ) in Delhi. He was 71 years old and suffering from severe renal failure. Sikdar was airlifted from Kolkata to Delhi, owing to his critical condition. As per media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown a deep sorrow over his demise and said that he would be remembered for dedicating his life for public service. He was the first MP of the party from West Bengal in 1998 but then lost the elections from Dum Dum constituency in 2004, 2008 and even in 2014.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as India's representative on Asian Development Bank's board

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is the newly appointed representative of India on the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The institution is based in Manila and has a total of 67 members. The appointment took place with effect from May 27 by replacing the former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, as per media reports. The ADB came into existence in 1996 with an aim to uplift the lives of 1.7 billion poor and underprivileged people living in Asia and the Pacific region by providing the sufficient and capable funding and investment opportunities.

Kolkata Knight Riders win IPL 7

The mega IPL 2014 has come to an end with the victory of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) over Kings XI Punjab. This is the second win of Shah Rukh Khan-owned KKR. The team won its first title in 2012, after defeating Chennai Super Kings. According to media reports, he dedicated the win to his little son AbRam and efforts put in by Gautam Gambhir and his teammates. As a goodwill gesture, he wore King’s XI Punjab jersey and thanked all the cricket fans across the country.

BJP seeks home ministry's intervention in Uttar Pradesh

To control the declining law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought the intervention of union home ministry. As per media reports, the suggestion has come after the first-hand interrogation done by the party in the recent rape and murder case in Badaun, Etawah and Azamgarh. Uttar Pradesh BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai accused Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government for such a condition in the state and said that the party leaders are involved in crimes.

K. Chandrasekhara Rao becomes first Chief Minister of Telangana

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao has become the first Chief Minister of Telangana, a recently formed, 29th state of India. The oath ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad, where Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Rao. Eleven more cabinet ministers, along with Rao, took an oath. As per media reports, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Rao and assured to provide the central support for the development of this newly formed state. KCR's son K. T. Rama Rao and nephew T. Harish Rao are also in the cabinet.

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